Courses must be completed before taking any graduate-level nursing courses:

Course Name Credits
NU 304 Health Assessment 3
NU 403 Evidence for Clinical Practice 3
NU 404 Concepts and Challenges in Professional Practice 3
NU 510 Community-Based Nursing (Prerequisite: NU 403) 6
Total 15

Successful completion of the following courses is required prior to entering the primary care sequence, with the exception of HP 609 and NU 642. Students may transfer a maximum of two graduate courses into the program.

Course Name Credits
NU 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives 3
NU 629 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
NU 630 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3
NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II 3
NU 605 Concepts in Nursing Leadership 3
Total 21

Required Courses

Required sequence for nurse practitioner track (pediatrics / family / adult-gerontology / psychiatric-mental health / women's health). Beginning this sequence requires the completion of all other courses with the exception of electives.

Course Name Credits
NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology (Psych-Mental Health Track) 3
NU 664 A, B, C, D or E Clinical Concentration Course 3
NU 661 Care of the Childbearing Woman (Women's Health Track)  
NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies (Psych-Mental Health Track)  
HP 626 Sociological, Political and Economic Perspectives in Aging (Adult-Gerontology Track)  
NU 665 A, B, C, D or E Clinical Concentration Course 8
NU 668 Roles and Issues in APN 3
Graduate elective (Family or Pedi Track) 3

Admission Requirements

Designed for RNs with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing subject and an associate’s degree in nursing.

  • Completed application form and all transcripts
  • Personal statement; resume; two letters of recommendation
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Interview
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required

Please note that the GRE is not required for the BS to MSN program.